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Prayers of the People for June 18, 2017, Pentecost 2

Filled with promise, and empowered by love, we offer our prayers to God.

[Short pause]

God our refuge, we are not perfect.  We do not have our acts together.  We fail and we fall.  Enable us to remember your compassion.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God our refuge, with you we are welcome.  With you, all are welcome.  Free us from our fear.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God our refuge, you do not demand that we get it right.  You simply invite us to trust your love.  Help us respond; help us reach out.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God our refuge, you extend your invitation to an authentic human life through us.  May our lives shine with your presence.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God our refuge, you call your church to share the compassion you have given us.  Help us trust your presence so much that we no longer fear to care for those around us.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God our refuge, you come when we can no longer move; you support when we are unable to try; you are present when everything denies your presence.  Help us as we touch those who need healing, especially [NAMES, AND] those we name before you.
[LONG PAUSE]
Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

God our refuge, your love provides all the safety we need.  Strengthen us to take the risk of trusting your love in all we do.  Remind us, loving God,
It’s all about the world.

Trusting the promise of unbounded love, we pray in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

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Prayers of the People for Pentecost 11 / Ordinary 18

Trusting the promise that God will hear our prayers, we offer our concern for the world God loves, the Church God calls, and all people according to their needs, saying, “Hear us, O God,” and responding, “Your mercy is great.”

[Brief pause]

God who is Creator, send us into life to be caretakers of all you have made, that all may share the goodness of this world.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

God who is Love, send us into life to be your loving people in this world of hatred and fear.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

God who is Presence, send us into life to be with those who have been forgotten.  Open our eyes to their reality; open our ears to their cries.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

God who is Justice, send us into life to demonstrate a new way of living.  Fill us with anger at injustice; fill us with desire to make a difference.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

God who is Change, send us into life with new priorities.  Free us from selfish safety; free us for risky service.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

God who is Compassion, send us to the sick, the lonely, the cut off, the hungry, and those we name before you.
[Long pause]
Use us to bring your healing wherever it is needed.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

God who is God, send us into life, assured that you are the Centre.  Hear us, O God,
Your mercy is great.

We offer these spoken prayers, as well as those offered in the silence of our hearts, to you, O God, in the name of Jesus, the Christ.
Amen.